Department of Psychiatry


Lance Hawley, C.Psych

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room K3W46
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-268-5094

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Clinical Lead, Psychological Services, Director of Clinical Training, Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Education Researcher, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Associate Graduate Faculty, University of Toronto, Scarborough
  • Adjunct Faculty, York University, Toronto
  • Associate Editor, Mindfulness (Springer Publications)
  • Diplomate and Certified Trainer, Academy of Cognitive Therapy


Dr. Lance L. Hawley, C. Psych. (Associate Professor), is the Clinical Lead (Outpatient Psychological Services) and Director of Training for the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Hawley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (Division of Neurosciences and Clinical Translation), and associate graduate faculty at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. He is an Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed journal Mindfulness (Springer Publications). Dr. Hawley previously worked as a staff clinical psychologist for the Mood and Anxiety Outpatient Service and the Psychological Trauma Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. His clinical focus involves providing effective individual and group psychotherapy treatment to adult outpatients experiencing mood and anxiety disorders. His research focus involves understanding cognitive mechanisms underlying optimal treatment response, using longitudinal statistical modelling approaches. Dr. Hawley has led professional training workshops and has provided clinical supervision to mental health professionals involving the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based CBT (MBCT) approaches. He completed his clinical training in university and medical centres in Waterloo, Montreal, Hamilton and Toronto.